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A federal prosecutor said in prepared testimony that he faced extreme pressure from Justice Department officials to go easy on Roger Stone, a Trump confidant. LA Times
VOA VIEW: So the liberal news says.
President Trump expands restrictions on U.S. visas to target temporary workers from tech to seasonal construction, but includes broad carve-outs. LA Times
Discrimination and racial prejudices in the Middle East take on re-energized focus in wake of George Floyd's death. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Liberal propaganda.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo zeroed in on John Bolton’s credibility in recent interviews, describing the former national security adviser as someone who was routinely shut out of White House meetings because he leaked, lied or stretched the truth about what was discussed. “I haven’t read the book in its entirety, but the excerpts I’ve... New York Post
VOA VIEW: Bolton is an idiot.
European Union countries desperate to revive their economies and reopen their borders to tourists may bar Americans from entering because US efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic have not stopped a steady rise in cases and deaths, the New York Times reported Tuesday. New York Post
VOA VIEW: Two can play the same game.
A federal appeals court judge on Tuesday compared the two lawyers accused of tossing a Molotov cocktail into an empty cop car to Weather Underground radicals who accidentally blew up a Greenwich Village townhouse in 1970. Judge Gerard Lynch made the comparison as attorneys for accused bomb-throwers Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman argued for their... New York Post
VOA VIEW: They should be prosecuted to the full extent.
The president threatened “serious force” if protesters tried to set up an autonomous zone in Washington, D.C., as they have in Seattle. New York Times
VOA VIEW: The truth hurts liberals.
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel addressed his past history of blackface, a day after Donald J. Trump Jr. bashed him on Twitter. USA Today
VOA VIEW: Kimmel apologizes because he got caught and exposed.
Religious leaders in the U.S. are divided by a landmark Supreme Court ruling protecting LGBTQ civil rights in the workplace.
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A federal judge took a remarkable step Tuesday by ordering the CEOs of General Motors and Fiat Chrysler to meet and settle a lawsuit over whether one company got a competitive edge over the other when union leaders were showered with cash and other perks. Washington Times
Just two weeks after Georgia's messy day at the polls, another six states are testing the waters of voting during the coronavirus crisis on Tuesday. ABC
VOA VIEW: Voting in person is the best and should be the only way.
President Donald Trump tweeted he's authorized arrests of anyone 'who vandalizes or destroys' monuments and that Washington, D.C. will never be an 'Autonomous Zone.' ABC
In a letter, Democrats call Scott's bill "threadbare" and "not salvageable." ABC
VOA VIEW: Police is a local and state issue.
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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said officials will work with Black-led organizations to amicably dismantle the protester-occupied streets in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. ABC
VOA VIEW: Durkan is an idiot.
White House officials claimed that Trump was joking when he said Saturday that he asked to slow down testing. CBS
The former national security adviser also said the State Department under Pompeo is the "ace of aces in the government for leaking things" to the press. CBS
VOA VIEW: Bolton is a lying idiot.
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More than 1.5 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what the latest numbers mean and what soaring retail sales could indicate for an economic recovery. CBS
White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that parts of the U.S. are beginning to see a "disturbing surge" in coronavirus infections. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Fauci has been wrong on every prediction.
Many businesses that received funding through the Paycheck Protection Program, which some officials credited for a stronger-than-expected May jobs report, anticipate laying off workers after depleting their loan money. CNBC
Charles Booker and Amy McGrath face off in the race to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell, while Jamaal Bowman looks to upset Rep. Eliot Engel. CNBC
A school board member in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was called out in a meeting after she defended naming a high school after Robert E. Lee, the Commander of the Confederate Army. CNN
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As Washington D.C. police officers held their line outside Lafayette Park Monday night, a viral moment caught on video shows officers keeping their cool as protesters get in their faces and pepper them with insults and provocations. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Police should not be pushed.
A protest organizer in South Carolina said he will postpone future demonstrations after at least 13 people who took part in recent rallies tested positive for the coronavirus. FOX News
Former President Barack Obama launched Tuesday an online fundraiser for former vice president Joe Biden's campaign. UPI
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White House spokesman Hogan Gidley is leaving his post to become the press secretary for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, the president said Tuesday. UPI
The National Association of Home Builders said Tuesday that May sales of newly constructed homes were up 12.7 percent over a year ago and 16.6 percent higher than April. UPI
Dr. Anthony Fauci told a House panel Tuesday that he has never been asked to slow down testing for COVID-19 and again expressed hope that a vaccine will be ready by the end of 2020 or early 2021. UPI
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